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Fabric Wall Art for a Little Girl’s Room

Fabric Wall Art for a Little Girl’s Room

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Little Lady turned 6 this week, not so little anymore.  She is a vibrant, creative smart young lady and I am loving watching her and her personality grow.  She has been my blog helper for years, but the older she gets the more involved she becomes.  She helped design this fabric wall art we hung in her room.  She picked out the colors and style and  I have to say she did a pretty nice job.  I easily cut this fabric wall art using my Silhouette to make her design a reality.  Take a look at the easy process and be inspired to create your own.  

Custom fabric wall art using a Silhouette

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Brainstorming together we came up with a purple and pink theme to match her wall color and other accessoies like her DIY Princess Canopy.  She requested a ballerina and bunny too. I took those ideas, along with my Silhouette, and set to work to create 4 framed fabric pieces of wall art.

Here is what I used

  • 4 simple white frames
  • A variety of fabric in purple pink and white
  • Heat n bond ultra

Fabric wall art supplies

Plus supplies on hand:

  • Silhouette
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Spray glue
  • 4 images/cut files

I started by creating my images using items from the Silhouette store.  Then I typed up LOVE and TO THE MOON & BACK graphics.  Every night before I go to bed I kiss my sleeping girls and say “Love you to the moon and back”.  Very fitting for wall art.

Cutting fabric with a Silhouette may sound intimidating but it’s just as simple as cutting paper if you have the right materials.

A few tips. Start with a new blade.  It does not have to be a fabric blade, just mark your new blade and only use it on fabric.

Iron the fabric you want to cut to get out any seams and wrinkles.  I cut the fabric the size of my mat then cut a piece of Heat n Bond Ultra the size of the fabric.  Heat n Bond acts as a stabilizer allowing me to easily cut fabric as well as adhere it to another piece of fabric.

heatbond to fabric for fabric wall art

I set my iron on medium heat and placed the Heat n Bond paper side up onto the back of my fabric.  In the end this will add a “sticky” surface to the back of your fabric.  Iron the paper for a few seconds and let cool.

I placed my fabric, with the paper still attached, on my Silhouette mat paper side down.

Then cut the design and weeded the excess.

bunny cut out for fabric wall art

I left the paper backing on my pieces until I was ready to use them.

I ironed 4 pieces of background fabric and cut them just a little larger than the cardboard backing of the frame.

Next, I peeled the paper backing off a design (leaving a shiny surface) and put it onto my fabric backing shiny side down.

To line it up perfectly I used the glass of the frame on top of the design to see how it would look.

glass over design for fabric wall art

I then ironed the design for a few seconds on medium heat and let cool to adhere the 2 pieces of fabric.  

To help hold the background fabric in place I used a little spray glue on the cardboard backing.  However, when pressed into a frame everything stays in place pretty well even without the glue.

close up of fabric wall art

That’s it!  A collection of my Little Lady’s favorite things in her favorite colors.

One of my favorite projects in Little Lady’s room is this easy DIY {no sew} Princess canopy.  Check out how you can make your own with just a few supplies. 

little girl's fabric wall art

Check out more little girl bedroom ideas and be inspired to create some pieces for your home.

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